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CMPN2631: Electroacoustic Music

2024 unit information

This unit will explore past and concurrent techniques in electroacoustic composition through the completion of various tasks in sound transformation and by composing new electroacoustic works. Whilst analysing manifold aesthetics and attendant compositional techniques implicit in the creation of electroacoustic music, emphasis will be placed on students developing a working knowledge of existent and emergent trends within the electroacoustic repertoire, and will gain insights into numerous aesthetic, recording and composing processes leading to the creation of new musical compositions in the field of electroacoustics.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Composition and Music Technology

Code CMPN2631
Academic unit Composition and Music Technology
Credit points 6
MUED1002 or CMPN1013 or MUSC2653
Assumed knowledge:
Proficiency in the usage of any industry standard DAW and attendant sound transformation and diffusion software

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the technical concepts fundamental to electroacoustic composition, and implement the skills needed to be able to composer a work in this genre
  • LO2. demonstrate and execute the skills necessary for composing in multichannel sound formats, discussing attendant considerations and various technical aspects, and consider composing for instrument and electronics and/or fixed media within the medium
  • LO3. implement sector-ready technical proficiency and independent creative thinking and problem solving.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Sydney

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